WIT Press


Shape Optimization Of Steel Standard Profiles

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP010211

Volume

54

Pages

14

Published

2001

Size

1,414 kb

Author(s)

A.N. Fontán & S. Hernández

Abstract

Shape optimisation of steel standard profiles A.N. Fontan & S. Hernandez School of Civil Engineering, University of La Coruna, Spain Abstract In this paper a specific application of shape optimization related with finding the optimal values of the internal dimensions of wide flange steel profiles. Two different problems have been solved in this piece of research by using a computer code SAFO written by the authors. This software has a user friendly graphic interface which allows the user to be comfortable with the code. According with the results of the research work carried out new series of wide flange profiles more efficient than the current one are included in this paper. 1 Introduction In the last few decades, the European steel industry has suffered various crises. These were the result of overproduction and the high competitiveness among companies due to the technological changes experienced in the industrial sector. That is not to say that on a world scale this sector is i

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